Dovetail jig bits?
Found this forum & registered looking for guidance regarding my first experience with dovetails & a jig.
'Purchased the Rockler Dovetail Jig kit and 'practiced' cutting my first dovetails on some 3/4" scrape. The half blind went OK, but not happy with the full ones. It appears [to me] that the 8 degree dovetail bit is too short ("B" dimension) to do a full thickness cut without the bit shaft 'cutting' a couple of mm.
The questions: if i purchase a 8 degree dovetail bit with a longer cutting edge (B 0.825) with a width (D 1/2) can I continue to use the Rockler jig but with a 1/2" straight cutter or have I set up the jig wrong and it should handle the 3/4" thick wood as advertised?
What must I consider if I were to use different degree and length dovetail bits with the Rockler jigs - rather than the ones that Rockler furnishes?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.